|Lost Prospect Mine|
|Location||East of Riften|
It is a small mine, seemingly empty except for plentiful of mushrooms. There is a large cavern with several short tunnels. A waterfall with a secret tunnel behind it is in the center of the cavern.
On a table in the central cavern is the journal of a man named Hadrir. In it, he details how his old friend and business partner Bern came to him after four years with the promise of work in an old gold mine he had purchased "for a song." Upon arrival, however, Hadrir saw why the mine was sold cheap: it was, in his words; "Barely a glorified cave."
To top things off, three weeks of digging got them nowhere: no gold, gems, or anything of value. Hadrir left to purchase supplies in Riften, only to return to find Bern gone. No blood, signs of a struggle or any indication of why Bern left.
Hadrir left the journal behind saying that he "Expected better" of his old friend. To get to the ore veins jump onto the table, then onto the sconce, then use Whirlwind Sprint into the waterfall. This will reveal a small cave, where the veins and a few tools are. In this area there is a skeleton presumed to be Bern.
- To get up behind the waterfall use the Whirlwind Sprint shout, jump off the high ledge to the left but time it just right. Behind the waterfall there are three Gold Ore veins and the remains of Bern. It looks like Bern found gold after all.
- A follower can get stuck behind the waterfall. (Fix by exiting the mine.)
Lost Prospect Mine has a large amount of mushrooms for ingredients:
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)